IP- An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon intercepted an Army soldier-piloted Cessna that accidentally intruded upon restricted airspace during a United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.

Iran PressAmerica: CNN reported that the small, single-engine aircraft was operated by an Army instructor pilot operating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.  

North American Aerospace Defense Command issued a statement confirming the interception, saying that the aircraft “violated the temporary flight restriction area over New York City and was intercepted by a NORAD F-16 fighter.”

The interception occurred around 2 p.m., the statement said, adding that “violations such as this one occur from time to time and are a normal part of NORAD operations.” 

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